Irving wrote “no f—ing way” on Twitter, but he quickly progressed through the five stages of grief to come to acceptance. Irvin’s next tweet came 15 minutes later and said that the trade was a shock, but that the Raiders now had to “move on and win.”
Irvin has continued to look to the future since those social media posts, particularly when it comes to his expanded role as a leader in the front seven for Oakland.
“I’m excited, man,” Irvin said, via ESPN.com. “I’ve got my young boys…